Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gout and back pain, these are all painful conditions caused by inflammation in the body. In West Michigan there are new options. Today we have Dr. Lakshmi Kocharla and Dr. Philip Velderman to talk about Rheumatology Centers of Western Michigan.

Cancer and Hematology Centers of Western Michigan (CHCWM) has recently expanded its services to include Rheumatology Centers of Western Michigan (RCWM), featuring three physicians.

Rheumatic diseases are painful conditions that are caused by inflammation of connecting or supporting structures of the body, including joints, bones, muscles and ligaments. Some common rheumatic conditions are arthritis, lupus, gout, back pain and tendonitis.

Typically, referrals are made by primary care doctors or other specialists. If you would like to know more about RCWM and its services, be sure to check out rheumatologycwm.com.